Down on the Farm


Enough of all this doom and gloom crap, Yankee fans need something to smile about: Joba Chamberlain is the FSL Pitcher of the Week, and the 2nd hottest prospect in the baseball. Glad to see Mitch Hilligoss get some love on the Hot Sheet, he’s on quite a roll. Did he keep the streak alive tonight? Find out after the jump…

Triple-A Scranton (4-3 loss to Toledo)
Andy Phillips: 0 for 4, 1 K
Eric Duncan: 3 for 3, 2 R, 2 HR, 3 RBI, 1 HBP – he’s been showing flashes of it for weeks now, but I think he’s starting to put it all together…
Shelley Duncan: 0 for 4, 3 K
Bronson Sardinha: 0 for 4, 2 K
Alberto Gonzalez: 2 for 4, 1 SB – hitting .324 over his last 9 games…
The Ghost of Kei Igawa: 5 IP, 8 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 6 K, 1 Balk, 1-7 GB/FB – picked a runner off first
Justin Pope: 3 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K

Double-A Trenton (4-3 loss to New Hampshire)
Justin Christian: 0 for 5 – 5 for his last 50, and 3 of those hits came in one game…
Jamal Strong: 1 for 3, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K
Matt Carson: 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 RBI
Noah Hall: 1 for 3, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI
JT LaFountain: 0 for 4, 1 K, 1 E (catcher interference) - well well, where have you been?
Jason Jones: 6.1 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 3 K, 11-5 GB/FB
Kevin Whelan: 1.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 1 K

High-A Tampa (8-3 win over Lakeland)
Reegie Corona: 0 for 5, 1 R
Tim Battle & Jose Tabata: both 2 for 5, 1 R, 1 RBI – Tabata K’ed once
Juan Miranda: 1 for 1, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 3 BB, 1 SB - his last 7 hits have now gone for extra bases, and that’s nothing short of frickin’ amazing…
Colin Curtis: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 K
Marcos Vechionacci: 3 for 3, 1 BB, 1 SB
Frankie Cervelli: 1 for 3, 1 R, 1 BB
Steven White: 6.1 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 6 K, 1 HBP – with the way things have been going, I’ll put the over/under on the number of days before he makes his big league debut at 30.5 (gimme the over)…
Jacinto Gonell: 1.2 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 0 K, 1 WP

Low-A Charleston (9-1 win over Columbus)
Mitch Hilligoss: 1 for 5, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 1 K – if Charleston had gone down 1-2-3 in the bottom of the 8th, the streak would have ended, but Kyle Anson, Josue Calzado and Wilmer Pino all reached base to lead off the inning and allowed him to get that one final AB…he’s now tied with Scott Seabol (former 88th round pick of the Yanks) for the Sally League record at 35 consecutive games…
Seth Fortenberry: 1 for 1, 2 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 4 BB
Austin Jackson: 1 for 5, 1 R, 2 K
Chris Malec: 0 for 2, 1 R, 2 RBI, 3 BB – picked off first
Kevin Smith: 1 for 5, 1 R, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 1 K
Kyle Anson: 1 for 3, 1 R, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 1 SB
Josue Calzado: 1 for 3, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K
Ivan Nova: 6.2 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, 1 HB – for the second time in as many starts, he beat a guy who was the 8th overall pick in the draft…twice
John Axford: 2.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K

We have quite the affinity for young pitchers here at RAB, so you shouldn’t be surprised to see this guy’s name:

Tim Lincecum: 7 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 8 K vs. the Mets – take a look at the numbers he’s put up since being drafted last year: 96 IP, 48 H, 19 ER, 34 BB, 137 K…wow, like seriously, WOW

Categories : Down on the Farm


  1. Mike – quick question for you – does the draft pick compensation (type a/type b/etc.) change at all depending on the circumstances of a player’s release. For instance – Abreu’s option gets declined and he signs elsewhere, do Yankees still get two picks as compensation?

  2. The Yankees would only get compensation if they decline his option AND offer him arbitration.

    The circumstance doesn’t matter as long as arbitration is offered. Although, I think there was a specific clause in JD Drew’s contract (or so I heard) that said the Dodger’s would not offer him arbitration should he choose to opt out of his contract…hence the reason the Sox did not have to give up their pick for signing him.

  3. Yankee Fan in Chicago says:

    Steven White. I forget his story? Injured, and making a rehab start at Tampa?

  4. Steven White was out with a shoulder injury.

    There’s a more detailed article on but it’s behind the paid door. The gist of it was that he had an irritated “spinal accessory nerve” that was attached to his trapezius. Essentially, this nerve wasn’t operating correctly so his trapezius got messed up. They rested him up and apparently everything is back to normal now.

  5. Mike A. says:

    I could be wrong, but I believe that if a club actively removes a player from the organization (ie declining his option/releasing him/non-tendering him as opposed to the player opting out of his contract/the deal just plain old expiring) they can’t offer arbitration and thus can’t get a compensation pick. Again, I could be wrong. I’ll dig around and try to get you a more definitive answer.

    White was injured and is now working his way back. He said this of his injury: “I had an irritated nerve, a spinal accessory nerve that went to my trap (as in trapezius muscle), so my trap actually atrophied because that nerve wasn’t firing right.” I have no friggin’ idea what the hell that means, but it kept him out since Spring Training.

  6. dan says:

    miranda had 3 walks, not 3 k’s

  7. Nathan says:

    well, that certainly makes his stats THAT much better. When will he be promoted?

  8. Mike A. says:

    My bad Dan, I must have just misread or something. The 1 for 1 line makes much more sense now.

  9. mehmattski says:

    So, what’s (Eric) Duncan’s season line now? How much of a tear does he need to go on to be this season’s answer to Cano 2005 and Cabrera 2006?

  10. ShawnT says:

    when is kennedy gunna be promoted, he has been absolutlty dominating the FSL, rightfully so he’s 22, he should be in Scranton

  11. [...] Two years ago today on DotF, Eric Duncan went 3 for 3 with a pair of homers, and I foolishly started to believe that he might be putting it together. [...]

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